Wine installation errors

Jasper Frumau jasperfrumau at
Mon Dec 26 15:43:08 PST 2011

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 3:49 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Dec 26, 2011, at 07:24, Jasper Frumau wrote:
> > How do I switch to Wine Developer? Just by doing port install wine-devel
> ?
> If you do so, you will receive this message:
> $ sudo port install wine-devel
> --->  Computing dependencies for wine-devel
> Error: Unable to execute port: Can't install wine-devel because
> conflicting ports are installed: wine
> You will need to deactivate wine first ("sudo port deactivate wine") first
> before you can install wine-devel. If you prefer, you can completely
> uninstall wine ("sudo port uninstall wine"), but it is not necessary to do
> so.

I see. Thanks.

> > Will installing take a long time or are all dependencies pretty much the
> same?
> wine-devel has one additional dependency compared with wine: gstreamer.
> This in turn has several more dependencies you may not already have
> installed.

OK. Should not take that long then.

> > Other quesion, do you have experience running IE8 under wine?
> My experience of trying to run IE6 in Wine was that it was not usable. I
> don't know if the situation has improved with Wine or IE in the years since
> then.
> For using IE on a Mac for web site compatibility testing, I suggest you
> use the virtual machines Microsoft publishes for this purpose. I have a
> port for these already written, I'm just testing a bit more before
> committing.

A virtual machine as in VirtualBox or Vmware Fusion with XP or Windows 7 I
already have running. Was just curious if Wine could be a better and faster
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